Latest ATH News

  • 12 Nov 2019: Please mail ATHMMXIX@gmail.com if your team has an online discussion group to which you are willing to grant the setters access.
  • 07 Nov 2019: This website is now live, under the control of the 2019 setters ATHMMXIX. An introductory poster will appear here on 18 Nov.
  • 05 Jul 2019: The 2019 ATH will be released in December.
  • 05 Jul 2019: Future ATH setters are confirmed as Apopheniacs Anonymous (2020) & James Medhurst (2021). Volunteers for 2022 and beyond are invited to apply here.
Pablo's Armchair Treasure Hunt

Pablo’s Armchair Treasure Hunt

Welcome to Pablo’s Armchair Treasure Hunt! This annual hunt has been running for over 30 years. Just before Christmas, a setting team buries or hides a small box somewhere in England, and posts on this website a set of elaborate puzzles and clues that reveal the hiding place. The challenge is to be the first to unearth the box, which usually takes a dedicated team anywhere from a week to a month.


The 2019 Hunt, set by Lady Strange and the Earl of Yarborough, also known as ATHMMXIX@gmail.com, will start in December. A poster will appear here on November 18th.

In the past, some teams have permitted the setters access to online groups where they discuss the Hunt. If you are willing to do this please let us know. No advantage or disadvantage will accrue to any team so doing, and the setters will never contribute to such a group nor reveal anything on it.

Please address any Hunt-related correspondence to ATHMMXIX@gmail.com .